by Pamela Williams
1.CNN blasts our beautiful First Lady, because Saudi Arabia loved her. She walked behind her husband as was the custom there.
Quote: The headscarf should be the least of the Trump family’s worries, because the Saudi press have embraced Melania (and to a related but lesser extent, Ivanka) for basically doing for the kingdom what they do for Donald Trump: Provide the perfect cover for misogyny and tyranny by being beautiful, poised and often silent.
2.Hillary Clinton’s Ex-campaign manager says he sees no sign President Trump will be impeached.
Quote: In a one-on-one interview with the Washington Post’s Daily 2020 Live on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta said he does not see any indication that President Donald Trump will be impeached, despite the fact that so many in his party are calling for it.
“I see no sign that there’s any likelihood that he’ll be impeached,” Podesta, who recently joined the Washington Post as a columnist, told the publication’s Karen Tumulty. Issuing an indirect testament to the loyalty of the GOP, Podesta added:
The Republican leadership has decided we’re in the boat with him, and the boat’s gonna sink, and we’re gonna sink with it. But we can’t really throw him out of the boat.
So they’ve decided to, as I’ve said before, velcro their fate to him. I think they must be waking up in a sweat at night thinking about what the prospects of that are, but I think there’s no chance that the House would mount the kind of serious investigation that would lead to impeachment.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been openly leading calls for the president to be impeached. Several Democrats have invoked the 25th Amendment as a springboard to introduce legislation that would allow former presidents and vice presidents to determine if Trump is mentally unfit for office.
Addressing Tumulty’s question on the 25th Amendment, Podesta said, “Do you really think Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos are going to sign that paper relieving the president of his duty? I don’t see that either.”
3. Hannity: ‘Out of Respect for the Family’s Wishes’ I’m No Longer Discussing the Seth Rich Matter ‘At This Time’
Quote: Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity said he was no longer “discussing” the matter of now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and the suggestion that he was behind DNC emails being leaked to Wikileaks.
Hannity alluded to communications with the Rich family as for why he had made that decision.
“I totally and completely understand how upset and how hard this is on this family, especially over the recent coverage of Seth’s death,” he said. “I’ve been communicating with them. I got a very heartfelt note. I also sent them a heartfelt note back.”
“However, out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time,” Hannity later added.
As for my job here at the Fox News Channel, there is now an effort now abound to silence me. Media Matters is attacking my advertising base. That is what we have called on this program ‘liberal fascism’ — attack, boycott — all in an effort to silence conservatives. I serve at the pleasure of the Fox News Channel. And I am here to do my job every night. I’m under contract, as long as they seem to want me.”
4.Trump’s budget will supercharge America’s economy!
Quote: Presidential budgets are visionary documents – fiscal roadmaps of where the White House wants to lead the country. For Donald Trump, it is all about growth and a return to prosperity after 15 years of malaise.
The centerpiece of the White House budget is the business tax cut, which will cost about $2 trillion to $3 trillion over the next decade, and the rest of the budget includes some steep cuts in domestic programs to pay for it. Defense spending also gets a boost, as Trump promised on the campaign.
Trump’s big gamble here is that the tax cuts will generate 3 percent to 4 percent growth. I have made the case to the White House and in my studies at the Heritage Foundation that growth is absolutely essential to taming the debt and deficit. With 3 percent growth, over the next 20 years, the debt as a share of GDP falls to about 50 percent of GDP and with 4 percent growth balancing the budget is a layup. Meanwhile, the 1.8 percent growth path Obama left Trump will cause a Greece-like debt crisis over the next decade or two.
In this Trump budget the White House is predicting 3 percent plus growth over the next decade once the tax cut, deregulation, and ObamaCare repeal are enacted. Liberals and the media are protesting that Trump can’t deliver 3 percent growth and that his forecast is “unrealistic” and a “rosy scenario.”
What hypocrites. Every Obama budget assumed 3 percent to 4 percent growth and I don’t recall the wailing and gnashing of teeth even though Obama’s policies failed to get us over the 3 percent low hurdle in a single year.
5. As allegations about Trump and Russia proliferate, so do investigations
Quote: Allegations that President Trump’s campaign may have colluded with Russia to disrupt the 2016 campaign have produced such an ever-expanding list of investigations that even those leading them are having trouble keeping track of who should be doing what.
No fewer than five probes are under way, examining aspects of the Russia scandal from possible ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin to the president’s stunning firing of the FBI director at a time the agency was conducting a criminal investigation into the matter.
That Justice Department probe is still underway, and the reins were handed over last week to former FBI director Robert Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel. Then there are four congressional committees conducting investigations, two per chamber, with separate but overlapping jurisdictional powers.
And there could be more.
A member of the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday suggested that agency, too, should get in on the action and investigate whether Russian agents used Facebook ads to attempt to affect the campaign.
6.Donald Trump ‘set to appoint New York trial lawyer Marc Kasowitz as private attorney in Russia investigation
Quote: Fox Business News and ABC first reported that Trump hired Marc Kasowitz, a New York-based trial lawyer known as a tenacious litigator, to represent him in a Justice Department investigation headed by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller.
The appointment of a private attorney may indicate that Trump is seriously considering the impact the federal investigation could have on him personally and that he may wish to protect himself should others in his administration turn against him.
The source said Kasowitz is expected to bring other lawyers on to work as a team to protect Trump.
Other candidates for the job, including Brendan Sullivan and Robert Giuffra, withdrew their names from consideration, the source said.
7.Manchester bombing: three arrested in south Manchester – live updates
Quote: Manchester police say three men held in connection with bombing
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Neighbours said they heard shouting and screaming when about a dozen armed police swooped on the semi-detached house at 2.30am.
Omar Al Faqhuri, who lives opposite the raided house, said a man in his mid-40s, who he identified as Adel Forjani, was led from the property in handcuffs and that a grown-up son was also taken away by police.
He said the family were from Libya and had lived in the red-brick house for about 15 years.
“I saw an armed police man shouting very loudly. I couldn’t tell what he was saying but he continued shouting right from the first arrest all the way until the rest of the family disappeared. The armed police were shouting mainly,” he said.
Al Faqhuri said Forjani lived at the property with his wife, their eldest son who he said goes to university, a young daughter and two younger sons.
8.Amber Rudd: US officials leaking Manchester attacks info ‘irritating’
Quote: British Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday slammed U.S. intelligence for leaking intelligence related to the ongoing investigation into Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester.
American officials briefed media on the fact the attack was a suicide bombing and provided information identifying the perpetrator hours before Manchester authorities released the information themselves.
When asked on BBC Radio 4 about the U.S. intelligence leaks, an annoyed-sounding Rudd said: “The British police have been very clear that they want to control flow of information in order to protect operational integrity — the element of surprise — so it is irritating if it is released by other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that it should not happen again.”
9.Duterte imposes martial law in Philippines after Islamist militants go on rampage, ‘beheading local police chief’ and taking priest hostage
Quote: Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday.
He said the attack occurred near the southern city of Marawi, which is under siege by Islamic militants, as justification for imposing martial law across the southern third of the country.
“The chief of police in Malabang on his way home, going back he was stopped by a checkpoint manned by terrorists and I think they decapitated them right then and there,” Mr Duterte he told a news conference.
John Podesta Attacks Seth Rich Murder Investigators
Quote: Streamed live 13 hours ago
John Podesta attacked those who questioned the murder of Seth Rich, saying that calls for an investigation into the DNC’s alleged role were ‘disgusting’. It is also known that John Podesta threatened to make an example out of Wikileaks leakers in his party, right before the murder of suspected DNC leaker Seth Rich.
The political establishment and mainstream media have denied involvement from the Democrat party, but many questions remain given Podesta and Clinton’s possible motive, and the suspicious details of the murder.
by Pamela Williams